Back in the Victorian era, women broke boundaries and challenged social conventions—by doing things that today we take for granted, like working outside the home or speaking out in public. Their ferocity and bravery set the tone for generations to come, making it easier for all women to break down gender barriers. This exhibition tells the stories of these women—like African American Elizabeth Jennings Graham, who refused to exit a segregated trolley, and successful businesswoman Hetty Green, who was labeled the “witch of Wall Street”—through photographs, paintings, prints and garments from the museum’s own collection.
Jul 17, 2018 — Jan 6, 2019
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.Manhattan, NY 10029